Get out hacking and raise money for charity!

Equine charity, Brooke, Action for Working Horses and Donkeys, have launched a hacking challenge, calling for horse riders to hack 100 miles in a 100 days and raise £100.

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The launch follows the exciting arrival of Your Horse magazine's #Hack1000Miles campaign, and gives readers an opportunity to ride towards their 1000 miles total, while raising money for charity at the same time. 

The challenge is free to sign up to, and supporters can either take part alone or share the distance with friends (for example 10 riders get together and ride 10 miles). To make things simpler, supporters can do their fundraising through JustGiving, to making it quick and easy for friends and family to sponsor them.

Riders can start their Hackathon now, and are encouraged to complete their challenge by 31 October.

Prizes, including certificates, badges and rosettes, will be awarded to those who reach or exceed their goal of £100.

Using the hashtag #MyHackathon on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, riders nationwide will be part of an online community where they can share their successes and photos with each other and spread the Hackathon message.

“Why not join MyHackathon and clock up some of your #Hack1000Miles for working horses, donkeys and mules all over the world? says Paul Munro, Community Fundraising Programme Manager for Brooke. "By jumping into the saddle riders will be making sure they and their horse are getting regular exercise and staying healthy. Not only that, they’ll also be helping to reduce the suffering of the world’s most vulnerable working horses, donkeys and mules. Ride for them, and make a difference.”